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Louis Quilico
« on: November 17, 2013, 01:28:05 am »
Louis Quilico
LOUIS QUILICO, who has died aged 71, was one of the most soughtafter operatic baritones of his working day. His powerful,cheap dr dre beats, darkish voice and impressive existence on stage had been in demand in most significant opera houses, especially at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, for three a long time from 1955.
Quilico, a Canadian, was most admired in Verdian roles, this kind of as Rigoletto, which he performed much more than 500 times, the Rely of Luna (Trovatore), Germont (La Traviata), Posa (Don Carlos), Iago and Falstaff.
Louis Quilico was born on January fourteen 1929 in Montreal, exactly where his father owned the city's first bicycle shop. He researched at the Montreal Conservatoire, the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome and the Mannes School in New York before creating his debut with the Opera Guild of Montreal. He first appeared with New York City Opera Company in 1953 as Germont.
He first sang at Covent Garden in 1959 as Amonasro (in The Magic Flute) and Germont, and produced an instant impression with his company, forthright interpretations. The Every day Telegraph's critic described his Amonasro as "virulent and passionate".
Quilico ought to have been retained by Covent Backyard, but other people, perhaps less gifted, gained choice. He did, though, return to the Royal Opera Home in 1975, when he sang Germont to Sutherland's Violetta. His initial look at the Metropolitan Opera in New York was delayed until 1972,cheap beats by dre, but he made a great impression as Golaud in Pell et M Thereafter he appeared frequently with the company.
He also appeared at the Vienna Condition Opera, the Paris Opera, the Bolshoi in Moscow, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, and all through Italy. At home, he was principal with the Canadian Opera Company and the Op de Qu Even though not the most subtle of artists, Quilico was usually a figure to be reckoned with on stage.
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